Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Thursday Moda #45: Winter Coats and Boots.

Happy first Thursday of the year you all! Happy 2017!! How are you all?! Did you have a good holiday season?! I hope so. Welcome back to the Thursday Moda - the first one for this year.

Sheela's Outfit:
Coat - Zara, a gift from Eve.
Dress - Michael Kors.
Snakeskin Boots - Bakers.
Sunnies - Dior.
Rings - Poshmark.

Today I am co-hosting with Sassy and Sexy SHEELA from Sheela Writes (my first co-host of 2017) whose style is a labyrinth of trends, classics, colors, patterns, gems, gorgeous high heels, fun jewelry and fabulousity just like she has a way with words. This mamma can write. We are both styling outerwear, showing off our coats and boots. I must say, Sheela creates magical outfits and she writes magically too, I promise. I will let her tell you a little bit more about that, below. She even has her own fun and fabulous linkup every Friday, where she is usually joined by her just-as-stylish teenage daughter Eve and a few other ladies in different age brackets. So, after reading today's post, go ahead and check out her blog and follow her, you won't be disappointed!


Remember Dressember?! Well with the exception of 4 times when I wore jeans or leggings and on New Year's Eve when I wore a jumpsuit, the other days I wore ONLY dresses, last December. Between now and next Thursday on Thursday Moda, you will get to see the rest of the dresses from the Dressember month. Well this Heather Gray Sweater Dress (by the Merona line at Target) was worn three times last month. On this particular day was worn on New Year's Eve Eve (Dec 30th) on a day I went shopping and eating lunch out with Vivi and a friend of mine. I completely bundled up with my Wool Black Peacoat, a Red+White Plaid Blanket Scarf, a Black+White Fair Isle Beanie I added later that day (right after I purchased it that day at Ulta) and Black Leggings tucked into my Slouchy Blue Suede Boots. Still put together and cozy+warm at once. Next Tuesday you will see how I styled this Dress from day to evening, from work to a night out with some friends. This is the perfect fit, softest material and the perfectly-simple, long-sleeve, V-neck style dress. I am pretty sure I need the black version too. By the way, I also wore (on and off) black knit gloves that day, too. How do you like how I styled this dress for a very cold Winter day?! 

Black+Cream Marled Fair Isle Slouchy Beanie w/ Large Pom: Ulta (New) (similar, Steal, my Favorite), (similar, on Sale, love this), (similar, Great Deal).
Red+White Plaid, Two-Ply Thick Blanket Scarf: A Boutique in Albania (similar, Steal), (similar, on Huge Sale, love this), (similar in cashmere, Small Splurge, my Favorite).
Thin Black Leggings w/ wide Lace Trim: White House Black Market (similar, Steal), (similar, Splurge).
Navy, Knee-High Ruched, Faux Suede Boots w/ Cone Heels: Wet Seal (similar, Steal), (similar, Great Deal, love these), (similar, on Sale, my Favorite).

The linkup was pretty light last week due to being a couple of days before New Year's, but still several of you brought your A-game. My favorite looks could all have been worn on New Year's Eve too, no doubt. Black skirts as you will see go with so many things and sparkles are always a good thing for the biggest festive night of the year. Read on below.
Today's Featured Blogger is LAURIE from Vanity and Me who linked up two posts last week, but on the post where she shared the top picks from her wardrobe, she showed us several beautiful looks she has worn in 2016 and I chose a snippet of my 3 favorites above. Laurie's attention to detail in her outfits, is undeniable. Her style is curated head to toe. I love both dresses above and how she layered them for the cold weather. Her clutches are gorgeous too. If you don't follow Laurie yet, make sure you start. She is a 50-something blogger from the UK whose style defines the word 'elegance'. When I am her age, I would love to look as put-together, as chic and classy as Laurie does. The icing on the cake - this fashionista is also a very sweet lady!

Mommy of two Rachael, found the perfect way to 'Dressing Up an Open Shoulder Sweater' with a fun wrap black skirt and adding some New Year sparkle with a stunning statement necklace.
Jen recaps her 'Favorite outfit of December 2016' and we agree. A classic midi A-line black skirt gets spruced up with a patterned red top for a little holiday flare.
Lizzie's 'White Christmas' isn't just a metaphor, look at her outfit! The romantic LWD is gorgeous. I love the high neckline and the sleeves plus since it is lacy it fits the name of her blog.
Sierra - who is new to the linkup - shows this black+gold dress in a 'Classy Vs. Edgy' styling for New Year's Eve. I love it how simple but pretty it looks with the classic black pumps.


This week's Fabulous "Thursday Moda" Co-Host: Sheela Writes.
These are some recent Holiday-inspired looks I have recently loved from Sheela in burgundy and red shades. Look how modern and street-chic she is and posing like a model. Her collection of sunnies and black boots/booties is amazing, too.
From Sheela's Mouth:
"Hello there, my name is Sheela.  Born and bred in Borneo, I've been writing since the age of 7 (heavens, that’s four decades now).  In the “real world”, I develop brand/communications strategies for a managed security service provider.  I know, completely unexpected, and quite the opposite of what you see on sheelagoh.com, huh?  When I’m not poring over words, I collect antique books, work out, and cook.  I’m also rather infatuated with true crime, be it from a literary perspective or watching it on the telly.  Oh and every Friday, I host something near and dear to my heart, the Project Sister Act Link-Up (it advocates the mindset that dressing one’s age is absolute pish posh), and I’d love for you to come join in."

Now join the linkup and make some new friends!